New York facial plastic surgeon John Kang, MD performs a lot of blepharoplasties, rhinoplasties, fat transfers, facelifts, threadlifts, Botox Cosmetic and fillers, and the like. But, during the state-mandated lockdown, he noticed one common theme amongst patients: They were missing their “maintenance.”
“As you know, patients couldn’t get their maintenance microdermabrasion or Hydrafacials as the aesthetic side of our practice was closed-down as part of COVID,” he says.
“Meanwhile, patients with sensitive skin have definitely noted worsening of their skin conditions due to constant wearing of masks.”
For these patients, Dr. Kang has been recommending what he calls the “Hollywood Laser Peel,” a no-downtime treatment courtesy of the Lutronic Spectra laser.
“Essentially, it is a simply a step above a regular peel but with greater improvement to texture and tone,” he explains. “It lends a greater glow to the skin—thus, its “Hollywood” nickname. It also helps with Zoom, as the facial skin of anyone participating in a video chat is being scrutinized more than ever before—especially on large screens.”
Denver dermatologist Joel Cohen, MD is also a fan of the Spectra—so much so that he says he uses the laser every day, many times a day. “I love it. I use it to treat freckles, lentigines and pigmentation from sun damage. It’s also a tattoo-removal laser as well.”
He also relies on it for the “Hollywood Glow” treatment, which he explains is the “carbon-toning” portion.
“It’s a no-downtime treatment that really helps with skin luminosity,” Dr. Cohen says. “Patients really like it.”